The 2015 International Comic-Con will get underway in San Diego close on the heels of the Fourth of July holiday weekend; as such, news about what movies and TV shows will (and will not) be presented at the event has started to make its way online. For example, current Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi will make his Comic-Con debut for the beloved sci-fi TV series panel – which will be among helping to kick off the ‘Con on its first day, Thursday July 9th.
20th Century Fox is sure to have a big presentation at the International Comic-Con in 2015 – one that should include multiple superhero films, including Fantastic Four (which opens in August this year), as well as two of the three X-Men films due to arrive in 2016, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. However, there will also be panels for the many FOX TV network programs, and that lineup will include returning geek TV shows like Sleepy Hollow, along with the titles slated to debut on the channel during the 2015-16 television season.
Sleepy Hollow, in particular, could benefit from a good showing at the 2015 International ‘Con, coming off a sophomore season that was widely considered inferior to its debut season. The series will have a different show-runner in season three, with a plan to return the supernatural horror/crime procedural to its episodic adventure storytelling format from season one. FOX’s Comic-Con panel will therefore present Sleepy Hollow‘s main executive producers – who will be attending with cast members Nicole Berharie, Lindie Greenwood, and Tom Mison – a chance to turn the tide back in their favor, ahead of the show’s return in the fall.
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox horror/comedy anthology series Scream Queens will be one of two major new FOX programs debuting its pilot 2015 Comic-Con panel. Most of the series’ season one cast – Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer – will be present, as part of a join presentation with cast members from the upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel (AHS‘s fifth season overall): Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer. It’s fitting, since Murphy and Falchuk have worked with many of those actors on multiple projects – and the trailer suggests Scream Queens is basically American Horror Story meets Glee (also created by the Murphy/Falchuk/Brennan team)… for better or worse.
The other major new FOX series that will premiere at the 2015 ‘Con is Minority Report, the sequel TV series to the 2002 Steven Spielberg sci-fi/thriller movie of the same name. Stars Stark Sands and Meagan Good will be in attendance along with other as-yet unannounced cast members and producers; the panel will start with a special screening of the show’s pilot, followed by a question and answer segment. This will be another one to watch, seeing as Minority Report is definitely one of the freshman programs that has people intrigued… but could definitely benefit from a good Comic-Con showing (or, alternatively, take a noteworthy hit if early word of mouth is bad).
Here’s the remainder of the FOX TV show lineup for the International Comic-Con 2015:
The always entertaining cast and creators behind Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series back to San Diego for another unforgettable panel you don’t want to miss! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
From Executive Producer Glen Mazzara (“The Walking Dead,” “The Shield”), “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. Starring Bradley James (“Merlin”), Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Omid Abtahi. Get an exclusive look at the exciting first season of A&E’s drama series “Damien” followed by a Q&A with cast and producers – plus a very special guest appearance!
The Last Man On Earth
What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Join us for a Q&A panel discussion with star and creator Will Forte (Nebraska, “Saturday Night Live”), Kristen Schaal (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Flight of the Conchords”), January Jones (“Mad Men”) and director/executive producer Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) as they discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season of the Fox hit comedy as well as tease the upcoming second season.
It’s a witch war! Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (“Nikita,” The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (“Star Trek”) and Adam Simon, for a look back at intriguing footage from the supernatural second season, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. Moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Seth MacFarlane Animation Block
A Comic-Con first! The renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of Fox’s “Family Guy” and TBS’ “American Dad!” plus an exclusive look at his Fox’s newest animated project, “Bordertown.” Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including: Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle, and from “Bordertown,” Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann.
FX’s new comedy series, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” centers on a legendary early 90’s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of becoming famous until they broke up the same day the album dropped. Many years later, a talented young singer shows up with a desire to be famous, an appreciation for the band’s only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Come see an exclusive screening, and then join Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Denis Leary and actors Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales as they discuss bringing the show to life.
Going into its record-demolishing 27th season on Fox! Join us for a sneak peek behind “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much much more with creator Matt Groening, Executive Producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed.
Comic-Con International 2015 begins with preview night on Wednesday, July 8th.
Source: 20th Century Fox
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